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Coaches accept athlete body art and tattoos

Eric Evans, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Tattoos are very popular in professional sports. Some of the best athletes such as Steph Curry, LeBron James, Odell Beckham and many others have tattoos.  Curry has a variety of small tattoos that are spread out amongst his body, while players like Beckham and James have their whole upper body covered. For...

Excessive Screen Time Links to mental health in teens

Charumati Rogers, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Sweep aside the hair of an average teen today and, surprisingly, one might find an odd growth: a skull horn. Located at the base of the skull, this odd growth results from constantly looking down at a smartphone. Studies have also shown that physical disorders, such as brain problems and o...

The Ever-changing interest of Millennials encourages the rise of ‘Bedroom Pop’

Ethen Smith, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

With music-sharing platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud and countless others, one can share their music to the masses instantly. Also, as technology continues to improve, equipment and computer programs used to produce music are becoming more advanced and cheaper to buy. With e...

“Rock of Ages” at Stockton Civic theaters urges viewers to “Don’t Stop Believin”

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

“Rock of Ages,” a head-banging, high-energy musical, will be performed at Stockton Civic Theater from August 28 to September 22. The lively musical is full of rock music from the ’80s, including ​Journey, Styx, Night Ranger and White Snake. The musical follows the main characters Drew and ...

Athlete profile: Ernesto Kuhl

Jayden Jones, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Earning a coveted spot on a sports team is no easy task — just ask senior Ernesto Kuhl. After three years of being cut from the basketball roster, Kuhl finally made the team his senior year. Kuhl has participated in conditioning and has tried out for the basketball team each year since his freshman...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

March 25, 2019

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food in schools through nutrition standards. However, the Trump administration is now lowering some of these...

The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists have turned their attention to a more complicated question — does family size matter? Unfortunately...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become unfulfilled by the second week of February. It’s the same story every year: students vow to stay...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide with the millennial generation, leaving analysts to wonder why, despite higher than ever admittance...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing business. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 35 states, many have began to approve of its...

Disability accomidations for those with mental-health issues

Bailey Kirkeby, News editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019

A recent study concluded that as many as one in four students at some elite colleges in the U.S. are now considered “disabled,” earning extra time on tests and other accommodations. Such a large number is largely attributed to mental-health issues, causing some to question if stress, anxiety and...

Supreme court in an ongoing battle to restrict prayers before meetings

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The ongoing controversy behind school board prayers may soon be reaching the Supreme Court, ultimately deciding whether the prayers are in violation of the First Amendment. Prayers within public schools have often stirred controversy over their constitutionality — such as praying during school sports...

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